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US Releases Top Cuba Spy After 20 Years

The US Bureau of Prisons said Friday that they have released one of the most high-profile spies ever found to have worked for Cuba. Ana Montes was released after spending 20 years in a US prison. Montes was sentenced to 25 years in prison after leaking information about US spies to Cuba.

Meta Warns To Remove Facebook News Content From US

The parent company of Facebook, Meta, has threatened to suspend news on the platform. It opposes the latest proposed legislation known as “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act” that would give media organizations more negotiating power when setting prices for Facebook-shared material.

Democrats Maintain Control Of Senate After Georgia Victory

Democrats retained control of the senate after a crucial victory in Georgia. In a Georgia run-off election, Democratic US Senator Raphael Warnock defeated Republican opponent Herschel Walker, giving his party a clear majority in the Senate. Democrats now hold a 51-seat advantage because of Warnock’s victory over Herschel Walker, a margin that will be crucial over the upcoming two years.

Lawmakers Say The US Needs A Standard Charger

Following European Union lawmakers reaching a deal to force all smartphones and tablets to have USB-C charging ports by 2024, a trio of senate democrats is looking to implement a similar mandate in the US. As reported, these democrats have called on the US Commerce Department to follow the EU’s lead and “develop a strategy to require a common charging port across all mobile devices.”

Donald Trump Wanted To Join The March On January 6th

Former President Donald Trump stated in an interview published Thursday in The Washington Post that he planned to march on the US Capitol with his followers on January 6, 2021, but that his secret service prohibited him from doing so.